Episode #605 of “Media Edge” (initial airing on cable TV during the period of December 10-16, 2016) includes: "What Happened? … And What Do We Do Now? " (1 hour, 31 minutes) On November 11, 2016 (just 3 days after the presidential election) Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post and MSNBC contributor, spoke to a packed house in Sacramento about the shocking results of the election, and what we can do about this in the future. A Media Edge crew recorded the event at St. Mark's United Methodist Church as part of its Moon Lecture Series.
"The Laura Flanders Show" (23 minutes) As we deal with the devastating results of the 2016 election, we are seeing a significant uptick in violence against all minorities. This election is already giving way to widespread Islamophobia, racism, and brutality. In this very special broadcast, we return to a panel convened last year, moderated by Laura, that takes on violence against women as it spans across those intersections. Convened by One Billion Rising, V-Day, and the Columbia Law School Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies, this panel wonders how women can resist the violence of "state, and empire." What can we learn from these panelists, including Monique Wilson and Eve Ensler, who address the issue from vast and diverse corridors of injustice? How should we plan to work to protect the many women in our lives, Black women, Trans women, Muslim women, and their rights to abortion, expression, or refuge?